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Lebak Regency

Lebak Regency
(Kabupaten Lebak)
Regency
Official seal of Lebak Regency
Seal
Nickname(s): Lebak
Location of Lebak in Indonesia
Location of Lebak in Indonesia
Lebak Regency is located in Indonesia
Lebak Regency
Location of Lebak in Indonesia
Coordinates:
Country  Indonesia
Province Banten
Government
 • Regent H. Mulyadi Jaya Baya
Area
 • Total 3,426.56 km2 (1,323.00 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 1,340,213
 • Density 390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
Area code(s) +62 252
Website www.lebak.go.id

Lebak Regency is a regency of Banten province, Indonesia. It has an area of 3.426.56 km² and an official 2010 Census population of 1,204.095. The latest official estimate of population (for January 2014) is 1,340,213.[1] Rangkasbitung is the capital of the regency. Pandeglang Regency lies to the west, Serang Regency to the north, Tangerang Regency to the north-east, and Bogor Regency and Sukabumi Regency of West Java to the east.

Contents

  • Administrative districts 1
  • History 2
  • Tourism 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Administrative districts

The regency is subdivided into 28 districts (kecamatan), listed below. These are subdivided into 320 'villages'.

History

The Lebak Regency is the Regency to which Eduard Douwes Dekker (Multatuli) was appointed in 1856 as assistant resident. Douwes Dekker observed that the local regent exploited the local population and requested his removal. He made a few mistakes in this. He bypassed his direct chief and overlooked the size of abuse by the regent. The regent being of local nobility but paid the colonial government was regularly in poor circumstances having to keep up with demands of patronage for his large family, according to the adat, the traditional law. Bad practices were known and condoned to a certain extent by the colonial administration. Governmental research that same year showed however more serious abuse by the lesser local officials. The Governor-General disapproved of Dekker's tactless conduct and ordered his replacement, which Dekker refused. He resigned after three months of duty in Lebak. Home he published four years later 'Max Havelaar, or the Coffee Auctions of the Dutch Trading Company', a pamphlet-novel, which had great influence on later administrators, less by force of analysis than by the vigour of its language, setting a new standard for Dutch literature.

Tourism

To the southern coast of the Regency, there are Sawarna and Ciantir Beach which can be accessed from Jakarta for 6 hours drive. The modest Sawarna village has no available 24 hours electricity and no television broadcast can be accessed. In some areas, terraced rice fields are like in Ubud, Bali. Ciantir Beach is suitable for professional surfer with high tide of Indian Ocean.[2]

References

  1. ^ http://banten.bps.go.id/lebak.htm
  2. ^ "Sawarna, natural splendor in West Java". January 22, 2012. 

Rob Nieuwenhuys, Oost-Indische Spiegel, Amsterdam, 1978. Rob Nieuwenhuys, De mythe van Lebak, Amsterdam,1987.

External links

  • Official Site
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